NFL's Goodell commencement speaker at UMass-Lowell

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LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is scheduled to deliver the commencement address at UMass-Lowell.

Roger Goodell will be introduced by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Goodell and other family members will also accept a posthumous honorary degree for their father, the late U.S. Sen. Charles Goodell. He served in the U.S. House before being appointed to serve out Robert F. Kennedy's Senate term after Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.

Charles Goodell died in 1987.

UMass-Lowell eliminated its football program in 2003 due to budget cuts.